Who, or What, is Cthulhu?

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction,…

Story Spotlight: Calla Cthulhu

At the funeral of her parents Calla discovers that her family is not what she thought; and she has the blood of the Great Old Ones in her veins. Suddenly she is the center of attention for her vile aunt and uncle, and a target for assassins of the forces of good. Calla fights tentacled…

Delving into the Backstock: Part 1

We have an extensive library at Stela and some of those titles may have escaped your notice. Let’s dig around in the archives and discover some gems. 442 The story of the 442 Regimental Combat Team made up of Japanese Americans during WWII. Despite their families being interred behind barbed wire and sentry towers in…

Valadon – A Retrospective

Marie-Clémentine “Suzanne” Valadon, was a French model and post-impressionist painter. Born in 1865 she was raised in poverty by her single mother. She had several jobs from millner work to a circus acrobat. At the age of fifteen she began her career as a painter’s model and posed for many Impressionists, most notably Renoir, Lautrec,…

Story Spotlight: Valadon

Suzanne Valadon was born in France in the late 19th century. She posed as a model for such legendary artists as Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. More importantly she was an accomplished artist in her own right. Valadon had a varied and fascinating life, from a squalid childhood in poverty to a life of artistic renown, a…